Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas 2014

When it comes to Christmas, beauty gifts are a very common choice, and why not? Everybody loves a bit of pampering!

However, it can be overwhelming when trying to choose the perfect beauty gift. There is so much to choose from which in itself can make a decision difficult, but then there may also be restrictions such as skin types, personal preferences and budget restrictions. Will the product be suitable for dry skin? Will somebody who loves gourmand fragrances enjoy this one? Can I afford it?

What starts off as a simple job can simply make you want to bash your head against a wall - why can’t it just be a little simpler?

Well hopefully this post can help you out. I’ve come up with a list of a whole range of Christmas beauty gift ideas just for you! From fragrance to makeup, skincare to body care. I have also included some extra bits for money saving purposes at the end because let’s admit it, who doesn’t like saving some extra pennies? Hopefully somewhere upon this page will be the perfect gift or the spark of inspiration that you need to find it elsewhere. 

Let’s make somebody’s Christmas!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Birchbox October 2014 - Work It in association with CoppaFeel

Birchbox is a monthly beauty box that includes 5-6 deluxe samples of beauty and lifestyle products that are tailored to you.

You get to discover new products and test them out in the comfort of your own home with no pressure to buy the full product if you don’t like it! However, if you do enjoy it, you can purchase the full sizes from the Birchbox store with the most recent month’s brands being available with free delivery (min. £10 spend)! 

As October is Breast Cancer awareness month, the theme for this box is “Work It” in association with CoppaFeel

Birchbox are also running a campaign throughout October where if you post a photograph of yourself "copping a feel" onto Instagram with the hashtag #CoppaBirchbox they will donate £1 to CoppaFeel for every photo posted!

In addition to this, for every new subscriber they receive this month they will donate £1 to CoppaFeel! You can subscribe here*.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Top Avon perfumes that are currently available (UK)

Avon is a brand that releases an entire array of fragrances each year. However, with people primarily purchasing these fragrances via brochures, it can be difficult to truly get an idea about what each of the scents are like. Also, let’s be honest, rubbing your wrist on a page can only take you so far on the journey of experiencing a perfume.

I’ve decided to type up this post as a way of finding out a bit more information about some of the fragrances which I personally think are worth checking out. With such a wide choice to chose from it can be a little overwhelming, so hopefully what is featured here could help you to find a scent that you will enjoy!  

If you are interested in purchasing a fragrance from Avon and aren’t keen on “blind buying” or making a decision based upon what limited information can be featured on a page of a brochure, I highly recommend asking a rep for a sample. This enables you to get a feel for your chosen perfume and to make a more informed decision upon whether you really want to buy it.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Discovery Club by The Fragrance Shop Autumn Winter Box 2014

The Discovery Club by The Fragrance Shop is a UK based beauty box made up of five perfume samples and two aftershave samples (this can vary from box to box).

Included within the box is also an information booklet that provides info on each of the fragrances and also contains money off vouchers for each of the perfumes included if you decide to purchase a full size bottle. You usually receive £5 off each fragrance but occasionally you receive a £10 off voucher!

It is delivered each quarter and only costs £5 per box or £20 for the year.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream

Weleda’s Baby Calendula Face Cream is a mild and gentle moisturiser that is packed full of beneficial ingredients that are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. It was made in conjunction with midwives and is 100% natural and 96% organic, free of synthetic fragrances, preservatives and colourants as well as being free of raw materials derived from mineral oils.

The cream contains organic calendula extract, organic almond oil and lanolin to soothe and protect the skin. It also helps to keep the skin feeling velvety soft and helps to prevent it from becoming dried out. 

It’s also suitable for adults with sensitive skin.